Financial aid


Financial aid

Students of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań can apply for social benefits (need-based scholarship, special scholarship for students with disabilities and for one-time grant). For more information, please refer to the Information for persons applying for financial aid.

Pursuant to the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science   (Journal of Laws of 2018 item 1668, as amended), hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’, students of all study modes may apply for financial aid, which includes:

  1. a need-based scholarship,
  2. a one-time grant,
  3. accommodation in a Student Dormitory.

 

In addition to the above, students may apply for:

  1. a rector’s scholarship,
  2. a minister’s scholarship.

The rules for awarding these scholarships are set out in separate regulations. Detailed information about the minister’s scholarship, including the procedure for submitting applications, eligibility rules as well as lists of recognized achievements and the method of their evaluation, are specified in the  Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 1 April 2019 on scholarships granted by the minister responsible for higher education and science for students and outstanding young scientists  .

 

Regardless of the above forms of aid, the students of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań may apply for other types of aid specified in Article 96 and 97 of the Act and other acts. The conditions, awarding procedure and payout of benefits as well as the amounts of benefits granted outside of the University system are determined by laws and executive regulations issued on their basis.

 

Applying for a need-based scholarship and one-time grant is only possible for persons admitted to AMU who have been provided by the University with the data necessary to use USOSweb. In order to complete the electronic application form, you must log in to   USOSweb and provide the username (login) and password which you received when logging into the Online Admissions System.

After logging in to USOSweb, select “For All” and then “Applications”. On the next screen you will find links to the instruction files for completing electronic forms (PDF files in Polish) and links to application forms and statements that you can use. Each form, after you complete it, must be registered (“register” button), printed and delivered to the dean’s office together with the attachments specified below.

 

Financial aid benefits (need-based scholarship, special scholarship for students with disabilities and one-time grant) are awarded by the Rector or the university scholarship board appointed by the Rector on the request of the Student Government Parliament. Therefore, all applications for the abovementioned benefits and also for places in Student Dormitories should be submitted to the Dean’s offices of the relevant Faculties and to the Student Affairs Departments of Collegium Polonicum and AMU Nadnotecki Institute in Piła – addresses of the Faculty and other units are available on the University website.

The following persons may apply for a need-based scholarship, special scholarship and one-time grant as well as rector’s scholarship (rector’s scholarship is granted as of the second year of first-cycle studies and the second year of long-cycle master’s studies):

  1. a foreigner who has been granted a permanent residence permit, or a long-term resident of the European Union,
  2. a foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence permit in connection with the circumstances referred to in Article 159(1) or Article 186(1) (3) or (4)  of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners   (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 2206 and 2282 and of 2018, items 107, 138 and 771), e.g. to reunite with a family, reunite with a family member who is a migrant worker of the European Union or self-employed in the  European Union, http://prawo.sejm.gov.pl/isap.nsf/download.xsp/WDU20130001650/U/D20131650Lj.pdf
  3. a foreigner who has a refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or enjoys temporary protection or subsidiary protection in the Republic of Poland,
  4. a foreigner who is the holder of a certificate confirming a C1-level command of Polish as a foreign language,
  5. a holder of a Pole’s Card or a person who has been issued a decision on establishing his/her Polish origin,
  6. a foreigner who is a spouse, ascendant or descendant of a citizen of the Republic of Poland living in the Republic of Poland.

Additionally, a foreigner who is a citizen of an EU Member State, the Swiss Confederation or a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and members of the foreigner’s family living in the Republic of Poland – is entitled to financial aid benefits – exclusive of a need-based scholarship.

 

 

Need-based scholarship

When applying for a need-based scholarship, the student generates an application form in USOSweb, after which the student submits it together with a statement of income and attachments, on the basis of which s/he made the statement, at the Dean’s Office or at the Student Affairs Department of an Institute or Collegium. The application-generating system will be launched at the end of September, and students will be informed about the exact date on the University website and through announcements on notice boards intended for important information.

A need-based scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student’s financial situation. When determining the amount of income entitling a student to apply for a scholarship, the incomes generated by the following persons are taken into account:

  1. student,
  2. student’s spouse, as well as student’s or student’s spouse’s minor dependants, children receiving education until the age of 25, and if the 26th year of age falls in the last year of studies, until the completion of studies, and children with disabilities regardless of age,
  3. parents, legal guardians, student’s de facto guardians and their dependent minor children, children receiving education up to the age of 25, and if the 26 year of age falls in the last year of study, until the completion of studies, and children with disabilities regardless of age.

 

In connection with the provisions on the protection of personal data, adult family members (including the applying student) are obliged to consent to the processing of their data and the data of minors under their care. The application for a need-based scholarship submitted without the obligatory statements and declarations is not complete and cannot be processed; lack of statements/declarations may result in the application and statement of income being returned to make necessary corrections.  The consent form for personal data processing is available in USOSweb – go to “Applications”.

 

When processing applications submitted after the first deadline set in October, the possibility of awarding a scholarship may depend on whether, after the said deadline, there were changes in the applicant’s financial situation due to reasons indicated in Article 3(23) and (24)   of the Act of 28 November 2003 on family benefits   (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 1952, as amended).

 

The form of the application depends on its contents (income sources of family members and the type and number of attachments).

 

A complete submission consists of:

  1. an application for a need-based scholarship,
  2. statements of income obtained by family members in 2018,
  3. documents allowing the determination of student’s financial situation (attachments to the statement of income containing official information on the incomes reported in the statement), including the information on the studying sibling.

An incomplete application and an application precluding the determination of financial situation cannot be processed favorably.  Benefits can be awarded (without repayment) only after correct completion of the application.

 

Determination of the financial situation is based on the certificates issued by tax authorities concerning the incomes of family members (including students) obtained in 2018, and additional documents confirming the income generated in 2019 (income earned). Depending on the situation and the composition of the family, you can present certificates from schools where your sibling attends, court judgments on child support amounts, decisions on maintenance benefits).

 

Any changes that occurred in 2019 compared to 2018 can be reported and documented by way of attachments. This applies to situations listed in Article 3(23) and (24) of the Family Benefits Act.

 

A full-time student receiving a need-based scholarship may receive an increased scholarship on account of accommodation in a student dormitory or a place other than dormitory.

A need-based scholarship is awarded for the academic year, that is until June 2020.

 

The criteria for processing of applications, the amount of need-based scholarship and other scholarship-related parameters for the academic year 2019/2020 will be determined by the Rector and the university body of the Student Government Parliament based on the size of the scholarship fund, number of applications and the financial situation of applicants.

 

All documents that are attached to the application and statement of income should be presented in Polish and, if necessary, translated by a sworn translator registered by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland.

Copies of documents may be filed, provided that the originals are presented (for inspection) when submitting the application.

The application-generating system will be launched at the end of September, and students will be informed about the exact date on the University website and through announcements on notice boards intended for important information.

 

One-time grant (zapomoga)

One-time grant is a form of immediate, non-returnable, cash benefit granted to students. A student may apply for a one-time grant. A student who is in a temporary difficult life situation may receive a one-time grant.  One-time grant can be awarded only upon student’s application. When applying for one-time grant, the student generates a form in USOSweb, after which s/he submits it together with attachments regarding the grounds for applying in the Dean’s Office or in the Student Affairs Department of an Institute or Collegium. The application generating-system will be launched at the end of September, and students will be informed about the exact date on the University website and through announcements on notice boards intended for important information.

One-time grant may be awarded no more than twice in an academic year.

All documents that are attached to the application and statement of income should be presented in Polish and, if necessary, translated by a sworn translator registered by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland.

Copies of documents may be filed, provided that the originals are presented (for inspection) when submitting the application.

The amount of one-time grant is established by the university scholarship board after taking into account all factors that temporarily affect the student’s difficult situation. The maximum amount of one-time grant is set annually by the Rector in consultation with the university body of the Student Government Parliament.

 

NOTE

Need-based scholarship and one-time grant:

  • may be awarded to students in the first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle master’s studies, but not longer than for six years,
  • may not awarded to a student holding the following professional university degrees:
  1. a) magister (master’s), magister inżynier (master of engineering) or an equivalent degree,
  2. b) licencjant, inżynier (engineer) or an equivalent degree if s/he resumes first-cycle studies.

The above provisions apply to persons holding professional university degrees obtained abroad.